78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

One of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history gets a documentary.  A scene that only lasts a couple of minutes but took a quarter of the filming schedule to shoot.

It turned out to be a masterpiece of film making.  Something that changed how films are made.  How to scare the audience and also keep them wanting more.

This film takes a look at only that scene with interviews ranging from Janet Leigh’s daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis to Janet’s body double, Marli Renfro.

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, the ‘Man behind the Curtain’, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. 78/52 references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. One entire week out of the four weeks scheduled to shoot PSYCHO — a full quarter of the film’s production schedule — was dedicated to the infamous shower scene.

Cutting into UK cinemas November 3, 2017
Find out more at the official website.

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